Rurouni Kenshin

Alt titles: Kenshin

TV (94 eps)
4.342 out of 5 from 24,120 votes
Rank #208

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Dec 7, 2008
Score: 6.5/10

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Perhaps the astonishing thing about Rurouni Kenshin’s consistently strong following over the years is that the series is staggeringly inconsistent. For the first thirty episodes, it’s quite possible that I watched the same cliché on repeat. Some glory-hunting thugs or evil yakuza challenge a buffoonish Kenshin to a fight, only to end... read more

Sunagan's avatar by Sunagan on Oct 27, 2009
Score: 8.5/10

StoryIt took place around the time that I had finished Naruto, Death Note and Bleach; I was browsing the internet looking for a new drug to get addicted to, just five days before one of my most important psychology exams. It was really unfortunate, because I still had to go through about 500 pages of scientific English, but after reading one particular review I felt attracted to this new... read more

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